[mythtv-users] HVR-2250 Analog trials

Neil Cooper neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 23 07:09:12 UTC 2010

My myth setup is ubuntu-based. I get compile errors when trying to build the SAA-7164 analog code from Steven Toth's website under ubuntu (from memory it was some system functions to do with USB apparently missing). I've seen a post somewhere from others experiencing similar problems but I cant find any posted workarounds/solutions.

Does anyone know when (or even if) SAA-7164 analog support will be included just by updating from the regular ubuntu/mythbuntu package repositories, or will we always have to compile it in manually? I have mythbuntu(testing) included in my package manager's list of repositories so I guess I'm pretty much on the bleeding edge, but as of doing an update today that even included a new kernel I'm still not seeing any dev/video(x) devices appearing for my HVR-2250.

Thanks and sorry in advance for my cluelessness,


--- On Mon, 12/20/10, Doug Lytle <support at drdos.info> wrote:

> From: Doug Lytle <support at drdos.info>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] HVR-2250 Analog trials
> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Monday, December 20, 2010, 7:20 AM
> Just to get this into the archive.
> I've been, on and off, over the last several weekends, been
> trying to get a .23 fixes system put together for the
> parents Christmas present.
> I came across a couple HVR-2250 cards and went and bought a
> Zotac motherboard to put into a mini-itx case that I
> had.  I obtained a link on this list from JR that led
> me to Steven Toth's website.  From there, I obtained
> the saa7164-v4l drivers and the firmware necessary for the
> analog portion of these cards.
> Everything seemed to load properly, dmesg shows no errors,
> but try as I might, I was only able to get a digital
> signal.
> This last Sunday, I figured, now damn it!  I'm going
> to either get this working, or take the cards back (I
> haven't paid for them yet).
> After searching for a few hours, I ran into a note on an
> Ubuntu forum that stated:
> If you're trying to set up the HVR-2250, analog mode, in
> Myth, the HVR-2250 will not show under IVTV MPEG-2 Encoder
> card, but once you put in the device location (i.e.
> /dev/video0 and /dev/video1), Myth will all of a sudden see
> the card).
> Doing this, it did indeed and everything now is working
> flawlessly.
> Doug
> -- 
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> little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor
> Safety."
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